Turkmenistan celebrates Nowruz spring holiday
Turkmenistan is celebrating Nowruz spring holiday on 21-22 March. Concerts, theatrical shows, exhibitions and soirees are being held throughout the country. According to tradition, Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov conveyed his congratulations to the people of Turkmenistan. The text of his message was published in Turkmen press.

"This centuries-old holiday has become par of our life. Let it bring our Motherland and every family happiness and wellbeing!" the message said. Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov noted that ancient and wise traditions of the Turkmen people proved viable in the new historical epoch and are getting new forms.

"Nowruz Bayramy, which is part of social life of the state and newest history of Turkmenistan as a national spring holiday, inspires all who work with honesty and enthusiasm to new victories and successes in the epoch of new revival and great transformations. Life is blossoming with Nowruz. Farmers lay the foundation for future yields of wheat and vegetables on this sacred soil of our ancestors. They are confident that painstaking and enthusiastic work will help them achieve the desired results," the president said.

Having warmly congratulated fellow countrymen on the holiday, Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov wished everyone robust health, inspiration and consolidation.